Iraqi artist to have ‘eyes’ in the back of his head

Saturday, November 20, 2010

LONDON - It may soon be possible to literally see what is happening behind your back.

An Iraqi-born professor and artist is having a camera implanted in the back of his head and broadcasting everything he ’sees’ to the public.

Wafaa Bilal, professor at the New York University, is to undergo surgery in the next few weeks to have the camera installed, reports the Daily Mail.

The project, called ‘The 3rd I’, will involve the camera taking pictures at one-minute intervals with the images being streamed live to a new Qatari museum called Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

The thumbnail-sized camera will be affixed to his head through a piercing-like attachment.

Bilal said that the project is “a comment on the inaccessibility of time, and the inability to capture memory and experience.”

However, the bizarre idea has sparked anger among Bilal’s students at the university who feel having their movements filmed on his head camera is an invasion of their privacy.

So, Bilal has agreed to cover the camera with a black lens cap while at the university campus, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Bilal is likely to the get the camera installed by December 15th. (ANI)

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